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Review: Fremont Brewing's Non-Alcoholic IPA

Seattle-based Fremont Brewing releases their new, non-alcoholic IPA - and it does not disappoint.

Did you know that there are over 500 craft breweries in Washington State? Among them, only a handful have tried to distribute a non-alcoholic beer for the masses. Luckily for us, Fremont Brewing just released their first non-alcoholic IPA that's hitting grocery stores throughout the Pacific Northwest this month. Three cheers to that!

Fremont Brewing's Non-Alcoholic IPA
Fremont Brewing's Non-Alcoholic IPA

Flavor Profile

This is as good as a non-alcoholic beer can get in my book. The first thing to note is that you can't compare it to Fremont's other IPAs - it's a completely new recipe and should be approached as a beer in its own category (sans alcohol). Nevertheless, it's got decent layers of pine, bitterness and slight citrus that you're used to with a real IPA. Though the finish is a bit more mild, it is still a bold flavor and doesn't present any of that odd after-flavor that non-alcoholic beers can sometimes carry. It gets a B+ in my book and I would happily drink this all summer long!

The non-alcoholic IPA will be available year-round throughout their distribution footprint, which includes WA, OR, ID, MT, SoCal, CO and AK. Fremont Brewing also shared that their research into the non-alcoholic sector continues: an orange witbier will roll out later this year, followed by a stout and a pilsner. I'll drink to that!

Happy clean drinking this spring and summer. Leave me a comment with some of your favorite non-alcoholic products, I'd love to hear from you. Cheers!


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